I’m a little late to the party on this, but is anyone else watching Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy? I was not familiar with the graphic novel, but gave it a shot over the weekend. So far, a few episodes in, and it’s one of my favorite new TV shows in a long time. It’s everything I wish The Magicians or the Miss Peregrine movie was.
There’s a definite (early) Burton-esque feel to the whole production, with lots of overly-stlyed, anachronistic touches. The story introduced plenty of mystery without straying into the JJ Abrams school of mystery for mystery’s sake. I have questions, but they aren’t frustrating and don’t feel like they’re there just to confuse the viewer. Add in a killer soundtrack and so far it’s just hitting all the right notes.
Speaking of the soundtrack, if you’re wondering about the title of this thread and haven’t seen this making the social media rounds yet, may I present The Dance Scene.
I’ll be honest, the first time I saw this, I thought it was a really excellent cover. And technically it is - it’s Tiffany’s really excellent cover. I do not remember this song being this good.